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5 memories of the Jewish Kitchen

It is often strange to see a restaurant or a cookbook portrayed as “Jewish food”. Jewish food is as diverse as Jewish people – Indian and Moroccan spices as well as Russian or Polish influences. But Jewish food – everywhere – a labour of love.

Students in cooking school, Jerusalem, Israel, 1960’s Photo: Leni Sonnenfeld

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

 

Preparing a meal at the kitchen of the children’s home in Selvino, Italy, c.1946. Courtesy of the Committee of Former Selvino Children, through Alexander Sarel

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

 

Mother and daughter (former refugees) cooking together, New York, USA, 1950s Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

 

Preparing food at the agricultural farm named after the Jewish partisan Yoseph Glazman in Welheim near Munich, Germany, 1946. Photo: Zvi Kadushin

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

 

Woman cooking in a wedding, Azerbaijan (USSR) 1978. Courtesy of Tehila Danilov, Israel 

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

 

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